Friday, August 27, 2010

Motorcyclist struck in Glocester; driver cited for DUI


5:13 PM Fri, Aug 27, 2010 | | Write the first comment
By Richard C. Dujardin Email this author | Email this entry

GLOCESTER, R.I. -- A 29-year-old motorcyclist, Scott Cohen of Harrisville, was injured shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday when he was struck by a car attempting to make a u-turn on Route 44.

The car's driver, Lisa Bonin, 51, of Bellingham, Mass., had been stopped on the breakdown lane of the highway, facing west, when, according to the police, she began to make a u-turn in the area of Chestnut Oak Road, striking Cohen, who was also heading west.

Police who witnessed the accident stopped Bonin down the road and charged her with leaving the scene of an accident after a personal injury, driving under the influence, and refusing to take a chemical test. She was released Friday on $2,000 personal recognizance, and told to appear at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal on Sept. 10 to answer a charge of refusing to submit a chemical test.

Bonin was treated at Fatima Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and was later released.
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